I though I would post some pictures of my first attempt at welding Aluminum. I had allot of help from a friend. I was surprised at how much filler I was using, is this normal for Aluminum? Seems like I had to crank up the heat to get the puddle to flow then add lots of filler to keep it from burning through. I kept the current just above melting. I was using a near verticle torch position.
Materials: 3/32 plate, 1/8 Tungsten, 3/32 filler, 15lb Argon.This is the picture of my friends bead. I noticed mine had more heat around the weld.
I tried to do a butt weld and it came out similar but penetration was not that great. I tried to add a little more current to increase penetration but the width of puddle got out of control.
Feedback appreciated. Thanks, Dave